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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spiermackay, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

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    I thought there was that infamous discussion here about the gap of the first button on shirts to the top of the collar. Some users preferred the button to be placed high so when worn without a tie it wouldn't show too much neck. While others preferred the button to be placed lower.

    I then thought both options were available when selecting button down collar?

    Getting shirts made and want to make sure I pick the right one as I prefer the button placement to be lower.
     
  2. CanadaCal

    CanadaCal Senior member

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    You just mention is as an adjustment, higher or lower button placement. Rick will know what you mean.

    There are 2 collars avail but they are large (regular oxford collar) and compact button down (much smaller, no roll).
     
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  3. Burzan

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    Yep, CanadaCal nailed it, you will have to mention in the notes in regards to the placement. On oxfords the lower placement is standard for the OTR releases.
     
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  4. jamie411

    jamie411 Senior member

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    For what its worth, I actually prefer two pleats at the cuff. I find the one large pleat often constricts around the forearm more. I don't know if Rick made any adjustments to the pattern...
     
  5. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    I need to look closer but I can only imagine the 2 pleat being much better when summer comes around and I want to roll the sleeves on them. I think the latest round with the pink brushed no box pleat was back to 1 pleat cuffs, I'll have to check.
     
  6. mattdalton

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    @Burzan I think you are right on one pleat for other oxfords. Mine in contemporary fit have one pleat including two shirts I got in December.

    Over the years I have had one pleat, two pleat and shirred cuff shirts and at the end of the day all are acceptable. While I do understand people having a preference this is a far less important factor for me than collar, fabric, and of course fit when it comes to OTR shirts.
     
  7. Burzan

    Burzan Senior member

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    Totally agree with you. I think the only reason I even noticed the change on the blue oxford was when I was ironing it, doesn't even cross my mind when wearing the shirts.
     
  8. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Is there any desire for a unfused kamakura type collar for OTR? In a Semi or Full Spread?

    We've been getting a lot of requests for custom for unfused, but I wanted to reach out to the larger community for feedback? I'm thinking of doing an unfused on the upcoming Thomas Mason OTR group and MOP buttons.
     
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  9. Beav

    Beav Senior member

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    Yes! This would be really cool.
     
  10. TOBestWR

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    I would be in for the full or even extreme spread.
     
  11. CMAc7

    CMAc7 Senior member

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    Yes. Particularly on a chambray or (gasp) denim shirt [​IMG]
     
  12. 2942

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    Yes, semi spread for me.
     
  13. Spex

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    I have ordered unfused collars on some of my custom S&M shirts and although they were a but finicky at the start when it came to ironing and laying flat when worn with a tie, they have settled down and I have improved my ironing technique. I think they are well executed and I have a few Kamamkura spread collar shirt as a comparison.

    I think the fused collar OTR shirts should move toward the type of lightly fused collar that I have also tried with some of my S&M custom shirts. It's a nice middle ground - easy to iron and comfortable to wear while still maintaining the more formal look of a heavier fused collar (which I mean as the standard OTR S&M spread collar).
     
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     I would definitely love that -- last year's linen-cotton shirts were definitely my favourites. 

    I would also love to see denim with (semi-)spread collars, but not everyone likes the idea, I think.
     
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  15. Lancaster

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    Extreme spread here.
     
  16. drdressed

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    Yes please! Full spread!
     
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    flytothesky Well-Known Member

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    +1 for unfused full spread collars. They are great.
     
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    @spiermackay absolutely! OTR unlined full spread, please! Exclusively what I buy from you guys on the MTM front.
     
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    @spiermackay

    Would you consider releasing Italian Spread Collar shirts OTR?
     
  20. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Gentlemen, We've just uploaded the new Guabello OTR suiting.

    Have a look:

    http://www.spierandmackay.com/search.php?srchtext=guabello

    We've kept it pretty conservative for this first release. But to put it into perspective, with this quality of cloth and construction, detail and finishing: This would be the equivalent to the Suitsupply Sienna @ $639 USD. These start at $525 CAD, bundle down to $475 CAD or about $365 USD at the current exchange. So staying true to our mantra of Fit, Quality, VALUE...we find it pretty hard pressed to beat.

    Navy Birdseye: Super 130's
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    Blue Check: Super 120's
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    Steel Blue Sharkskin: Super 130's
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    Light Gray: Super 130's
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    Medium Gray: Super 120's
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    Navy Micro Check: Super 120's
    [​IMG]

    Bright Navy: Super 130's
    [​IMG]

    Light Gray Prince of Wales: Super 130's
    [​IMG]
     
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